With his new creation, the international Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis wants to honor the music and dances of Crete.
The international Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Athens Concert Hall with the world premiere of Salema Revisited on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October at 20:00. It is a journey into the strength, rhythm and intensity of the dances of Crete, -Foniadakis’ birthplace – along with Paris Perysinakis and George Skordalos who wrote the original music (adaptations of traditional Cretan tunes), and the musicians Vangelis Karipis, Petros Varthakouris and George Makris.
With his new creation Salema Revisited, the international Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis wants to honor the music and dances of Crete. As Cretan dances are an integral part of the island’s social life and vary from place to place but also from one person to another, Foniadakis feels the need to present his own perspective on how tradition can converse with other forms of artistic expression, such as contemporary dance, without being threatened or offended, but instead enriched and communicated with the respect it deserves to a wider audience
Musicians: Giorgos Skordalos (Cretan lyra, Cretan lute, Song), Paris Perisynakis (Viora, Cretan lyra, Cretan lute, Mandocaster) Giorgos Makris (Recorder, Ascomandoura), Petros Varthakouris (Double bass), Vangelis Karipis (Percussion)
Assistant choreographers: Markella Manoliadi, Pierre Magendie
Lighting: Sakis Birbilis
Costumes: Anastasios Sofroniou
Dancers: Nefeli Asteriou, Despina Lagoudaki, Evi Economou, Maro Stavrinou, Stefania Sotiropoulou, Christian Denice, Georgios Kotsifakis, Nikos Grigoriadis, Jan Labner, Anestis (Tasos) Nikas
Katradis group of companies is a supporter of the international Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis
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